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Arcade Manual Archive

This collection consists of manuals, circuit diagrams, cheat sheets and other materials related to the operation of arcade machines.

Coin-operated arcade games, especially as they became primarily electronic and sold to an ever-widening audience of vendors and distributors, came with instruction manuals, repair documentation, and schematics. Usually attached inside the machines inside bags, or as part of the manifest documents, these manuals were vital for installation and operation of these expensive pieces of hardware. As these long-lived machines fell out of favor with the first-line locations in arcades, they would be passed from owner to owner, occasionally losing parts but very often losing the manuals, which would be separated from the machines and stored in binders or file cabinets and forgotten.

Over time, owners of arcade games that still had the manuals would scan or photocopy them to provide to other owners that still needed them, with the pace quickening as more and more private individuals bought the machines at fire sales and auctions. This mostly-anonymous army of scanners have built up a very large library of manuals that are now available here.

Functional as operating instructions but also as insightful historical documents, these arcade manuals provide another angle on the care and engineering behind the games that have entertained so many over the decades.

Many of these arcade manuals were scanned by Al Kossow, who is thanked for his dedication to saving this history. Metadata for the entries were typed in by Jason Scott, Kent Conrad, John Fink, Thomas Hahn, Lewis Collard, Rose Auerbach, Jason Callina, Aaron Acephalous, Justin Cameron, Miguel Jacq.


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Arcade Manual Archive
Apr 29, 2019
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Arcade Game Manual for Punch-Out!! by Nintendo. Location Setup, Option Switch Settings, Self-Test and Bookkeeping, Maintenance and Repair, Radio Frequency Interference, Wiring and Connection, Name and Location of Each Part and Parts List, Schematics. By Nintendo.
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Topics: chpu, ohm, resistor, arcade, manual, game, hex, octal, capacitor, arcade games, pcb, power,...
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Las Vegas Las Vegas complete machine schematic diagram
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Topics: playfield, switch, lamf, ulh, lrh, urh, shill, clk, kicker, rollover
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Feb 6, 2019
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Las Vegas Mattel Las Vegas owners manual
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Topics: score, playfield, ball, game, player, target, points, shoot, pinball, vegas, score display, las...
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Feb 6, 2019
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Las Vegas Mattel Las Vegas service manual
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Topics: switch, wiring, logic, playfield, assy, switches, solenoid, flipper, connector, display, pit boss,...
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Jurassic Park Jurassic Park Operations Manual
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Topics: switch, game, coin, ball, lamp, coil, raptor, player, replay, cpu, extra ball, raptor pit, lamp...
Arcade Manual Archive
Jul 26, 2014
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Instruction manual for Flyball by Atari. Operation, Maintenance and Service Manual. Includes specifications, theory of operation, installation instructions, maintenance and adjustments, troubleshooting and repair, and schematics, drawings, and parts list. By Atari Inc., 14600 Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Topics: game, joystick, coin, Arcade game manual, video game, switch, pcb, signal, monitor, instructions,...
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Oct 7, 2013
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Service manual for Space Battle. Specifications, installation, play instruction, operational instructions, troubleshooting, parts diagram, parts list. From HOEI.
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Topics: coin, fixture, crt, Arcade game manual, video game, power, cord, color, board, instructions, lever,...
Arcade Manual Archive
Jan 16, 2013
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Arcade Game Manual for Devastators by Konami. Parts List, Wiring Harness, Dip Switch Settings, Wiring Diagram. By Konami.
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Topics: gnd, connector, coin, arcade, manual, din, settings, counter, jamma, arcade games, grenade, din...
Arcade Manual Archive
Nov 24, 2012
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Arcade game manual for Final Lap, by Atari Games. Includes set-up, inspecting the game, connecting cabinets, choosing car type, control/switch locations, self-tests, preventative maintenance, repairs, illustrated parts lists, glossary, warranty. From Atari Games Corporation, 675 Sycamore Drive, P.O. Box 361110, Milpitas, California 95035.
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Topics: atari, assembly, games, lap, pcb, drawing, steering, final, written, coin, subject matter,...
Arcade Manual Archive
Sep 8, 2012
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Instruction manual for Iron Horse by Konami. Conversion kit manual. Includes control panel layouts, graphics, monitor specifications, wiring harness color code, diagrams and dip switch settings. By Konami Inc., 1555 Brummel Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007.
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Topics: horizontal, monitor, iron, Arcade game manual, video game, konami, video, decals, control,...
Arcade Manual Archive
Jul 6, 2011
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Spare parts list (Edition 3707) for the Wurlitzer One More Time CD jukebox. Includes exploded diagrams to identify individual parts. Language: English, German, French.
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Topics: omt, din, rondelle, \nArcade Manuals, Arcade\n, peint, securite, monnaie, plaque, couvercle, pour,...
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Elevator Action Owner's Manual
Topics: taito, figure, coin, diode, board, switch, game, pcb, assembly, bracket, coin door, sym taito,...
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Technical Update note for Pole Position, an arcade game by Atari. Includes troubleshooting notes, dip switch settings, and pulley cable diagram.
Topics: cable, pcb, pulley, \nArcade Manuals, Arcade\n, atari, eyelet, diode, cap, capacitor, pole,...
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Amidar Schematics
Topics: switch, game, amidar, amidars, located, interlock, power, vdc, freeplay, cpu, front door, dip...
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Speakeasy English Manual
Topics: coin, game, module, score, mpu, credits, button, pin, ball, switch, high score, mpu module, turn...
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Boot Camp Instructions
Topics: coin, screw, microswitch, bezel, gnd, magnet, reject, mech, mounting, lockout, mounting screw, gold...
Blood Warrior Blood Warrior Operation Manual
Topics: push, gnd, switch, connector, dipswitch, mode, jamma, kaneko, coin, ihe, edge connector, controls...
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Computer Space Owner's Manual
Topics: rocket, vertical, missile, board, enable, player, horizontal, coin, sync, space, computer space,...
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Crypt Killer Crypt Killer Manual
Topics: settings, decal, game, switch, gun, check, coin, color, result, displayed, dip switch, side decal,...
Getaway High Speed II, The Getaway: High Speed II Operations Manual
Topics: button, assembly, getaway, game, press, operator, switch, flipper, coin, adjustments, enter button,...
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Ninja Kids, The Manual
Topics: gnd, video, pushl, coin, connector, meter, swl, itsi, tnmt, oveiisea
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Popeye Operation Manual
Topics: ohm, resistor, game, pcb, popeye, harness, electrolytic, diode, byte, eprom, video monitor,...
Moto Frenzy Moto Frenzy Mini Deluxe TM-379 1st Printing
Topics: moto, frenzy, game, test, coin, pcb, chapter, figure, throttle, ceramic, moto frenzy, game pcb,...
Battlezone Page 1 Wiring diagram and RegulatorAudio schematic
Topics: pcb, coin, regulator, voltage, game, vdc, voltmeter, gnd, audio, center, test point, game pcb,...
Neo Drift Out New Technology DIP Switch Settings
Topics: setting, joystick, mode, slot, controls, dip, move, soft, normal, demo, normal setting, change...
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Pang Pom's Manual
Topics: gnd, control, switch, push, coin, video, ifii, mistaken, indicates, dip, control push
Saboten Bombers Pinout and DIP Switch Settings
Topics: coin, gnd, play, coins, push, enemies, video, dip, sync, switch, dip switch
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WGP WGP Manual Electrocoin part 12
Topics: ctq, lan, cfq, deo, communication
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Arkanoid Instruction Manual
Topics: sync, black, coin, wire, color, switch, red, ground, monitor, gray, black black, wire color, wire...
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X-MEN 4 player Instruction Manual
Topics: coin, joystick, player, konami, drawing, gnd, button, attack, mutant, manual, mutant power, subject...
Namco Classic Collection Volume 1 Operation Manual
Topics: coin, mappy, xevious, screen, options, gnd, option, connector, button, difficulty, xevious options,...
Dig Dug Operation, Mainteance and Service Manual
Topics: drawing, reproduce, written, schematic, diagram, pcb, sheet, permission, cpu, conditionally, dig...
Pac-Land Preliminary Owner/Operator's Section
Topics: coin, gnd, switch, game, credit, bezel, mode, interlock, switches, cred, man points, free man,...
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Super Zaxxon Preliminary Owner's Manual
Topics: coi, assy, swt, rom, test, credi, ram, zaxxon, coin, credits, parts list, super zaxxon, flying...
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Play Guide for Pachislo Tekken from Big Bear Pachislo Shop. Includes illustrated gameplay description.
Topics: wwwmgbearpachisloshopxom, bonus, winning, \nArcade Manuals, Arcade\n, tekken, big, win, regular,...
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Play Girls Service Instruction
Topics: pcb, tti, selectroff, dipsw, irx, fis, lriusaf, hhhhhhhh, icfefc, hhhhhlhh
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RoboCop 2 Instructions
Topics: gnd, coin, control, push, switch, counter, screen, crt, video, dip, coin counter, coin switch, gnd...
Pole Position II Pole Position II TM-255 1st Printing
Topics: pcb, remove, decal, enhancement, upright, cabinet, solder, pole, shield, install, pole position,...
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Combatribes The Instruction Manual
Topics: gnd, combatribes, warranty, control, coin, player, connecting, pcb, game, harness, customer...
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Lover Boy Pinout and DIP Switch Settings
Topics: connector, coin, ground, player, credit, excit, soldered, ion, mounted, adjustment
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- Incredible Technologies
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TH Strikes Back Operators Manual
Topics: coin, gnd, credits, coins, credit, shot, video, option, super, jump, super shot
Joystick assembly diagram 610-6723-4C01 for the arcade game Zombie Revenge by Sega.
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Schematic diagram for the arcade fighting game Yie Ar Kung-Fu by Konami.
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Arcade Manual: VS. Golf, by Nintendo, Operation Manual. Operation manual describes ROM card installation and configuration for VS. Golf arcade game. Document contains the following sections: How to Install Software ROMs, Points and methods of adjustment, Cautions.
Topics: software, custom, roms, \nArcade Manuals, Arcade\n, corresponds, ics, upright, swl, settings,...
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Pleiades Service Manual
Topics: ohm, capacitor, resistor, spaceship, martian, vac, game, ceramic, switch, pleiades, power supply,...
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- Sega
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- Sega
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Distributor Notice for Revision 9.04 of TouchMaster 8000 by Midway to improve the performance of the Power Cell game. Includes product code list for ordering of update kits.
Topics: \nArcade Manuals, Arcade\n
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Arcade Game Manual for Paperboy, an arcade game by Atari Games. Includes power requirements and specifications, cabinet illustration, dip switch settings, game play descriptions, test menu instructions, maintenance instructions, assembly diagrams, troubleshooting notes, illustrated parts lists, CPU PCB Assembly diagram, Video PCB Assembly diagram, Regulator/Audio PCB Assembly, installation instructions, and game rom diagrams. Part no. TM-275. From Atari Games Corporation, 1272 Borregas Avenue,...
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Crazy Climber Service Instructions
Topics: nichibutsu, test, dip, coin, itm, mwos, asssf, ipp, rpe
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Commando Schematic
Topics: coin, control, volts, switch, lok, dipswitch, grenade, commando, video, ground
Captain Fantastic (Home Model) Captain Fantastic home score and instruction cards
Topics: score, ball, awards, hitting, targets, lites, player, play, rollovers, pinball
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Bomber Man Operating
Topics: coin, coins, gnd, plays, sync, mode, play, dip, ttl, ght, coin mode, sync pulse
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Quick & Crash Quick__Crash_Update_.pdf
Topics: target, flange, sensor, flat, screws, photo, remove, pozi, assy, rear, flat target, target cover,...
Arcade Manual Archive
- Epos Corporation
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- Raizing
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Numan Athletics Conversion Kit Manual
Topics: coin, game, connector, namco, edge, pcb, screen, illustration, numan, gnd, edge connector, control...
Pole Position Pole_Position_TM-218_7th_Printing
Topics: resistor, integrated, circuit, coin, pole, assembly, figure, parts, capacitor, game, integrated...
Instruction manual for Tennis Tourney by Allied Leisure Industries. Cabinet details, circuit descriptions and schematics. By Allied Leisure Industries, Inc, 245 West 74th Place, Hialeah, Florida 33010.
Topics: bracket, tourney, alternate, Arcade game manual, video game, cabinet, tennis, chute, schematic,...
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Grid, The Operation Manual English
Topics: coin, amusement, midway, menu, llc, eca, remove, assembly, game, cabinet, midway amusement, main...
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Vendetta 2-Player Version Operators Manual
Topics: coin, screen, joystick, setting, check, exit, select, premium, punch, coins, coin setting, premium...
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Pipe Line DIP Switch Settings
Topics: coin, lup, ovirh, loti, corpbffffrion, yang
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Rim Rockin' Basketball Installation Manual
Topics: coin, cabinet, game, power, monitor, mode, sync, player, wire, harness, power supply, coin mode,...
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"Battle Wings" Installation Instructions. Includes game instructions, option switch settings, power supply requirements, operating environment, CRT monitor Signals, PCB identification, coin counter circuit, main harness terminations, schematic diagrams. Data East USA, Inc. 470 Gianni Street, Santa Clara, CA, 95050
Topics: coin, pcb, gnd, Arcade game manual, video game, wings, signal, vcc, battle, instructions, counter,...
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Astron Belt Schematics
Topics: schematic, szerszen, qio, fec, dwg, esirsjs, mosi, eprom, stk, ojfct
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Rezon Manual
Topics: gnd, mas, jammattfft, oos, ilfufl, ffi, jfcttffl, ffl, jfettjb, gno
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Crystal Castles Operator's Manual
Topics: drawing, atari, castles, written, reproduce, crystal, manufacture, pcb, permission, sheet, crystal...
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Food Fight Operator's Manual
Topics: coin, integrated, circuit, resistor, game, figure, assembly, capacitor, switch, parts, integrated...
Arcade Manual Archive
- Seibu Kaihatsu
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Major Havoc Supplement
Topics: resistor, capacitor, integrated, diode, pcb, potentiometer, conversion, circuit, printing, kfl,...
Installation Instructions of the Countertop LED Panel upgrade for the TouchMaster Infinity by Midway. Includes step-by-step detailed instructions, exploded diagrams of the TouchMaster Infinity system, and list of required parts needed for installation.
Topics: cable, mounting, led, \nArcade Manuals, Arcade\n, bracket, cover, serial, assembly, rear, adapter,...
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Schematic Diagrams for Pooyan, an arcade game by Stern Electronics. Includes wiring diagram and schematic diagrams.
Topics: vac, gnd, cabinet, \nArcade Manuals, Arcade\n, pooyan, speaker, sync, xfmr, pri, shoot, illinois
Service bulletin for the arcade game Zombie Revenge by Sega. Regarding loose joystick knobs and fastening instructions.
Topics: \nArcade Manuals, Arcade\n
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3 Wonders Kit Instruction Manual
Topics: coin, monitor, game, sync, capcom, pcb, wire, power, gnd, panel, control panel, power supply,...